Temperatures frequently surge in the PNW as athletic practices start and school-based programs return. Follow best practices to monitor student and staff health to prevent heat-related illnesses:
- Minimize the time in unshaded and paved areas from mid-day through late afternoon as temperatures rise.
- Check for signs of heat exhaustion, and provide cool water and shaded areas.
- Plan additional regular breaks and rest periods to prevent overexertion in hot weather conditions.
High heat also increases the risk of wildfires and smoke from fires.